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Re: [ontolog-forum] FW: Lattice of theories

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From: "Rich Cooper" <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 16:51:25 -0800
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Data is nothing but set of references, which can not even be interpreted
without some theory that exists entirely outside the database. Such theory
can be considered grounded in some realities. But it can not be found in the
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What is the "it" that can't be found in the database: 
- Reality?  That's fundamental; ontology is only a description of reality.  
- Theory?   That's in the schema, which consists not only of storage
formats, but also of all META LEVEL information in the database.
Constraints, domains, queries, stored procedures, key columns, primary and
foreign key designations on tables, and so on.  The schema is what early AI
types once thought of as the "T-box", as someone mentioned earlier.      (01)

-Rich    (02)

Rich Cooper
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com    (03)

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